Stone Fruit Crostata with Anise Seed Cornmeal Crust

When fruit is at peak season, a crostata is a perfect dessert to showcase it.  Basically a rustic tart or pie, it requires none of the tedious crimping or lattice work for its crust.  Just roll out dough, pile fresh fruit in the center and then fold the edges around fruit.  This recipe utilizes the slicer/shredder attachment and the plastic whipping bowl.  We love being able to grate frozen butter and gently whisk it into dry ingredients for flaky crostata, pie or biscuits.

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Overnight Sourdough Biscuits

These are not your typical biscuits.  Tall and pillowy they are not, they are actually kinda on the squatty side of biscuits.  But what they are is full of butter and tangy sourdough flavor with a soft fluffy interior and crispy exterior.  Oh, and they don’t rely on any commercial leavening agents.  Just good ol’ sourdough starter.  And you make them up the night before and let them sit for 8-12 hours to develop all those sourdough flavors.  Come morning, bake them off and you can have long fermented sourdough biscuits in less than 30 minutes for breakfast.  Dreams do come true….

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Beets for Breakfast

First off, for those of you who celebrate it, happy Easter!  Second, this is not an April Fool’s joke.  You read that title right, beets for breakfast.  Now before you gag and think I must have lived in California too long, hear me out!  I tend to prefer a savory breakfast over a sweet one and am always looking for creative and tasty ways to eat more vegetables.  We all know yogurt is a staple of the breakfast table, but most people top it with all sorts of sweet things and forget that plain yogurt is used around the world in savory dishes.  I find beets to be the perfect pairing with yogurt, because while they do have natural sweetness, I think they taste best when they have something creamy and acidic to balance them out.

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